World Mental Health Awareness Week
Monday marked the start of World Mental Health Awareness Week, an important event allowing the exploration of this often neglected subject.
More importantly, it is an opportunity to remove some of the preconceptions that, unfortunately, still surround this area.
According to the charity, Mind, ‘approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year’. This includes anything from anxiety and depression, to more severe bipolar and psychotic disorders.
Whatever forms they take, their impact can be extremely distressing; that’s is why it’s so important to bring these issues to wider public awareness and start to break down any stigmas that still exist.
BBC Fire & Security is dedicated to recognising the needs of its Team Members and providing appropriate support where it is needed.
Accordingly, we created our Adult Mental Health First Aid training days where representatives from across the company meet to discuss issues, learn from shared experiences and outline how the business can support our Team Members.